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The following Christmas greetings give an update of ministries that receive support from the Missions of the Diocese of Jefferson City and the annual Diocesan Mission Collection in the summer: … more
Professor and Divine Word Missionary Father David Mayer, 80, who introduced a new literary genre, died Dec. 6 at Techny. A missionary in Japan for almost 45 years, Fr. Mayer served as professor of … more
CLICK HERE to see a related video from Catholic News Service. Several bishops who are planning to join a weeklong U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops retreat to start the New Year are trusting … more
On the recommendation of the Diocesan Review Board, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight on Dec. 15 released an updated list of priests who have been removed from ministry in this diocese due to credible … more
“Allow yourself to be led by the Lord. He will direct all things through you. Trust Him, and following His example, always act humbly, gently and in good faith.” — St. Vincent de … more
Two years after Orville “Buzz” Steffan went to partake of the great Wedding Banquet in heaven, his wife, daughters and sons decided to prepare something like it for Thanksgiving … more
For 130 years, Wayland’s current St. Martha Church building and the one that preceded it stood as symbols of a community of faith and a visible reminder of God’s saving presence near … more
The search for shelter, warmth, safety and hospitality is as old as humanity. So it may not have seemed extraordinary for a man and his wife, about to give birth, to crisscross the streets of a … more
“Be watchful!” and “Be alert!” are two traditional spiritual commands often heard by Catholics during the Advent season in preparation for the birth of Christ at Christmas. To … more
“May angels carry you into Paradise. May the martyrs greet your arrival, and may they lead you into the Holy City, Jerusalem. May choirs of angels sing to you, and with Lazarus, who was once a … more
The Sacred Heart School Foundation honored seven individuals and the Sacred Heart High School “Pioneer Class of 1945” as the 2018 inductees into the Sacred Heart Hall of Fame. The … more
The Fifth Encuentro is winding down, but God’s use of it to make Himself known in exciting new ways throughout the Church in the United States is just beginning. The Fifth Encuentro, a … more
Since I experienced my personal encounter with God, I felt deep joy, gratitude and a burning calling to discipleship. This experience has taken me to serve the Lord everywhere I’ve lived, in El … more
As Missouri’s 200th anniversary of statehood draws near, the state’s Roman Catholic bishops see the need for a proper reckoning with grave acts of injustice of the past that continue to … more
Flowers for the Blessed Mother adorn the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Brendan Church in Mexico during the 2017 feastday celebration.   Celebrations scheduled in honor of Our Lady … more
“Our family, our life, our school, our country — all that we are showered with from conception in the womb of our mother until a natural death is a gift to us from God.” Father … more
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DOCUMENT.  Bishop W. Shawn McKnight couldn’t forget the opening remarks to Bishop Joseph N. Perry’s keynote address at the 2018 Missouri Catholic Conference … more
Catholic News Service Laypeople need to help the U.S. bishops get out from under the clerical sex abuse scandal that is plaguing the Church, said Bishop W. Shawn McKnight to Catholics of the … more
The inaugural basket was more of a “Hail Mary” than a slam-dunk. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight ascended a ladder and one-handed the ball through the hoop, capping off the rededication of … more
The diocesan moderator for spiritual formation offers the following insight into current developments in the Church: Our beloved Catholic Church is facing the dreadful reality of a sex-abuse … more
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